<![CDATA[NBC New York - The Scene - Your Guide to July 4th Celebrations in NYC]]>Copyright 2019http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/the-sceneen-usThu, 17 Jan 2019 22:35:33 -0500Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:35:33 -0500NBC Local Integrated Media<![CDATA[How to Watch Macy's Fireworks Show Live Wherever You Are]]>Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:09:19 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fireworks+macy.jpg

The 42nd annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks show over the East River promises to be another spectacular display, with seven barges launching tens of thousands of shells into the air during a two-hour special broadcast on NBC.

Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin and Keith Urban join the star-studded roster for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular special on NBC, airing Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET with an hour-long encore presentation to follow. Akbar Gbajabiamila and Matt Iseman are the hosts for this year's event.   

You can livestream the show on NBCNewYork.com on your desktop or laptop computer or your mobile device by clicking on this link. (http://www.nbcnewyork.com/live). You can also watch the coverage on our free app -- download it from iTunes here or from Google Play here. All you need is your TV service provider’s username and password.

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<![CDATA[10 Fourth of July Events You Won't Regret Going to in NY, NJ]]>Mon, 25 Jun 2018 06:27:47 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/macys+fireworks+show+cropped+7.jpgThe Fourth of July may be an important national holiday but it is also a day filled with stress. People want to have the best plans and see the best fireworks. Look no further, these are 10 of the most exciting things to do for the Fourth in New York and New Jersey.

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<![CDATA[Best Spots to Watch Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in NY, NJ]]>Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:39:37 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Macys+4th+of+July+Show.jpeg

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<![CDATA[NYC Fireworks Light Up 4th of July Night, Dazzle Millions]]>Thu, 05 Jul 2018 01:20:25 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP+NYC+FIREWORKS2.jpgIt was a show of lights along the East River as millions gathered to celebrate the Fourth of July, America's 242nd birthday.

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<![CDATA[NYC Fireworks Show Dazzles Millions on Fourth of July]]>Wed, 04 Jul 2018 23:17:36 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/AP_18186093882533.jpg

Millions lined the East River and watched the dazzling fireworks show on the Fourth of July. Gus Rosendale reports.

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<![CDATA[NYC Street Closures for the 2018 Fourth of July Fireworks]]>Tue, 03 Jul 2018 22:31:06 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/macys+fireworks2.jpg

The following streets will be closed Wednesday for the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show:

MANHATTAN LOCATIONS

  • FDR Drive between the Brooklyn Bridge and East 63rd Street
  • FDR Drive Service Roads between Montgomery Street and 63rd Street
  • Montgomery Street between Cherry Street and FDR Drive
  • Delancey Street between Lewis Street and FDR Drive
  • East Houston Street between Baruch Place and FDR Drive
  • Avenue C between 13th Street and Avenue C Entrance Ramp to FDR Drive
  • Avenue C Entrance Ramps
  • East 6th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • 14th Street between Avenue C and Avenue B
  • Avenue C between East 16th Street and East 23rd Street
  • East 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 26th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 30th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 30th Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 33rd Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • East 34th Street between 2nd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 34th Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 37th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 38th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 41st Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 42nd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 42nd Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 53rd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive

QUEENS LOCATIONS 
  • Area bounded by 44th Drive on the North; Borden Avenue on the South; Vernon Boulevard on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue
  • 2nd Street between Borden Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
  • Vernon Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
  • 54th Avenue between Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard



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    <![CDATA[Mom and Daughter Compete in Hot Dog Eating Contest]]>Tue, 03 Jul 2018 16:55:26 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mom_and_Daughter_Compete_in_Hot_Dog_Eating_Contest.jpg

    A New Jersey mother and daughter are making hot dog eating history by competing against one another. John Chandler reports.]]>
    <![CDATA[The NYPD Makes Preps to Keep 4th of July Safe]]>Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:25:04 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/The_NYPD_Makes_Preps_to_Keep_4th_of_July_Safe.jpg

    The NYPD's harbor unit is on high alert ahead of the Macy's 4th of July fireworks show. Jonathan Dienst reports.]]>
    <![CDATA[NYC Ranked Best City for 4th of July Celebrations: Study]]>Mon, 25 Jun 2018 20:22:29 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/4th+of+July+NYC.jpg

    New York City has taken the top spot in WalletHub's ranking of best places for Fourth of July celebrations.

    The personal finance website compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun, focusing on 19 key metrics ranging from average beer and wine prices to duration of fireworks shows to weather.

    New York City got the top spot in several of WalletHub's key metrics, including walkability, legality of fireworks, quantity of July 4th festivals and performances, and prevalance of affordable 4- and 5-star restaurants.

    All of that contributed to it landing the no. 1 spot. Los Angeles and Chicago received the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively.

    In addition to its city rankings, WalletHub also put together an infographic that breaks down the interesting statistics behind the country's most patriotic tradition.

    The full list of rankings can be found here.  



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    <![CDATA[Thousands Line East River for 2017 NYC Fireworks Show]]>Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:16:44 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Thousands_Line_East_River_for_NYC_Fireworks_Show.jpg

    Thousands of people descended on the shores of the East River on Tuesday ahead of the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Gus Rosendale reports.]]>
    <![CDATA[Marist Poll Finds Many Americans Need a History Lesson]]>Tue, 04 Jul 2017 18:15:35 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Marist_Poll_Finds_Many_Americans_Need_a_History_Lesson.jpg

    A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll has found that Americans could use some brushing up on their history. Nearly a quarter of Americans didn't know from which country we declared our independence, and 30 percent didn't know in which year. Ida Siegal reports.]]>
    <![CDATA[Stepped up Security for Macy's Fireworks Show in NYC]]>Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:56:47 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Stepped_up_Security_for_Macy_s_Fireworks_Show_in_NYC.jpg

    Thousands of NYPD officers were out in force Tuesday to keep spectators safe during the largest fireworks show in the country. Marc Santia reports.]]>
    <![CDATA[Tri-State Celebrates July 4 From East River to Jersey Shore]]>Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:05:09 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17186099464761.jpg

    Spectators lined the East River on Tuesday for the nation’s largest fireworks show, and along the shores of Long Island and New Jersey, beachgoers soaked in the sun on a beautiful July day.

    Across the tri-state, residents were getting into the spirit of the Fourth of July. The whiff of barbecues filled the air from the suburbs of North Jersey to the backyards of Brooklyn.

    Shortly after nightfall, more than 60,000 shells were used to light up the night sky above the city following a show by Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley and others. Shades of red and blue flashed off the faces of spectators as fireworks boomed above the East River and echoed through city streets. 

    Earlier on Tuesday, Macy’s promised the largest Fourth of July Spectacular in more than a decade.

    “It’s going to be the biggest show that we’ve seen, in terms of shells, since 2000,” said Susan Tercero, group vice president of brand and entertainment at Macy's.

    “We have five barges on the East River, the weather is gorgeous. It’s going to be a great show,” Tercero said.

    Thousands descended on the shorelines of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn to get a seat for the East River show. Some of them arrived early in the day, hours before the fireworks launched at 9:30 p.m.

    In Long Island City, spectators laid out blankets and propped up umbrellas at Gantry Plaza State Park. They lugged food and beach balls to the park’s grassy lawn or found their spot on one of the piers.

    “It blows your mind,” Sarah Ocampo said of the fireworks show as she hung out in the sunny park on Tuesday afternoon.

    Long Island City was considered the prime viewing point for this year’s show. Pyrotechnic barges shot fireworks off along a stretch of the East River from Kips Bay to the UN building, between 24th and 41st streets.

    With 3 million spectators expected to line the East River, the NYPD stepped up security. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks in France, Britain and Germany, police used concrete blockers and sand trucks to protect areas where crowds gathered.

    The NYPD’s counter terrorism unit, Critical Response Command, took the lead in keeping the city safe. The highly trained men and women spread out at strategic locations — from viewing points along the East River, to Trump Tower and Times Square.

    The NYPD also used K9 units to sniff through crowds, fast boats to do radiological sweeps of boats, and cameras to monitor suspicious vehicles.

    “I really appreciate the NYPD doing their hard work, and I think the presence of police is needed,” Stephanie Arpi said.

    In Lower Manhattan, hundreds of American flags lined the reflection pools at the Sept. 11 memorial, creating a sea of red, white and blue. 

    And in Coney Island, reigning hot dog-eating champion Joey Chestnut won the Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating competition. He trounced the competition by eating 72 dogs and buns, besting his previous Coney Island record of 70 dogs in 10 minutes.

    Nearby, thousands of people packed the beaches of Coney Island on a sunny day when high temperatures reached the low 80s.

    On Long Island, boating safety patrols were in full effect, especially near Jones Beach, which holds a large fireworks show set to patriotic songs.

    Boating on the Fourth of July has gotten so popular, that some boaters have opted to stay at the dock. Angela Paul, of North Massapequa, is one of them.

    “A lot of boats, a lot of people going this way and that way,” Paul said. “It’s just not safe for us anymore.”

    Other longtime boaters docked near Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh agreed.

    “There’s so many boaters out there, that it gets to be worse than the Long Island Expressway at rush hour,” said Joe Blozis, of Massapequa.

    In 2012, an overcrowded boat capsized near Oyster Bay and three children drowned.

    In New Jersey, some residents spent the day at Jersey Shore beaches. But the crowds were sparser than usual. Tuesday’s celebrations come on the heels of a chaotic Fourth of July weekend that saw the state’s government shut down and the closure of state beaches and parks. Although they had reopened by Tuesday, many said the damage was already done.

    The three-day shutdown hurt beach businesses, including Shore and More in Seaside Park.

    “We were down 40 percent, or somewhere in that range,” said Dominick Solazzo. “Talking to some of the other business owners in town, the surf shop said it was the worst in 18 years.”

    In Jersey City, residents were disappointed that the government shutdown forced the city's Fourth of July celebration to move from Liberty State Park to Exchange Place, in the downtown.

    “I think it’s a joke,” said Jeanette Cuadro, of Jersey City. “I think the politicians should stop playing games and do for the people.”

    Despite the move, the show went off without a hitch and many spectators said they were impressed with the One World Trade Center backdrop the new location provided. 

    Gov. Chris Christie was caught the ire of many residents during and after the shutdown, especially after photos taken by the state’s largest newspaper, The Star-Ledger, showed the governor hanging out with his family on a state beach shut down to the public.

    “Seeing the last couple days of him being on the beach here and not allowing anybody else to be on the beach is pretty disgusting in my book,” said John Sotelo, of Forked River.

    For others, the change of venue didn't matter because spending the night with loved ones is what's important. 

    "For me it's just being here spending quality time with my family," Krystal Austin of Newark said. 

    Despite the spectacle of the political previous days, people still managed to get into the summer holiday spirit. On a beach in Seaside Heights, someone built a giant sand sculpture of Gov. Christie lounging in a chair, a tribute to a viral photo of the governor lounging on a beach closed to the public amid the budget impasse. Beachgoers took photos with the sculpture and splashed in the ocean nearby. By nightfall, the sculpture was destroyed.



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    <![CDATA[NYPD Gets Ready for Fourth of July Fireworks]]>Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:04:36 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NYPD_Gets_Ready_for_Fourth_of_July_Fireworks.jpg

    The NYPD is placing hundreds of vehicles on streets across the city to protect spectators watching the Fourth of July fireworks. Checkey Beckford reports.]]>
    <![CDATA[As Fireworks Move up River, Businesses Left Behind]]>Mon, 03 Jul 2017 20:13:10 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fireworksssssssss.jpg

    The sky over the East River will light up with fireworks Tuesday in celebration of July 4. But a change in plans this year is bad news for businesses in Lower Manhattan. Roseanne Colletti reports. ]]>
    <![CDATA[How to Watch Macy's Fireworks Show Live Wherever You Are]]>Tue, 04 Jul 2017 03:45:03 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/macys+fireworks.jpg

    The 41st annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks show over the East River promises to be the country's largest display in more than a decade, with 60,000-plus shells launched from five barges.

    Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow and Charlie Puth join the star-studded roster for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular special on NBC, airing Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET with an hour-long encore presentation to follow.  

    You can live stream the show on NBCNewYork.com on your desktop or laptop computer or your mobile device by clicking on this link (http://www.nbcnewyork.com/live). You can also watch the coverage on our free app -- download it from iTunes here or from Google Play here. All you need is your TV service provider’s username and password.

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TV service providers play a key role in delivering our content through emerging technology platforms, like the web and mobile devices. It's through the support of pay TV service providers that we're able to bring live as well as on demand entertainment and news shows to subscribers at no additional cost.

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    <![CDATA[12 Fourth of July Events and Specials in NY and NJ]]>Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:25:06 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/070217+fireworks+generic+people+watching.jpg

    The Fourth of July is here and what better way to celebrate than with food, drinks, family and fireworks? Check out these twelve events happening in the tri-state area, where you can find all of the above and more.

    New York

    The Dutch in Soho is hosting its annual Fourth of July all-day luau. There will be special luau-only menu items, including fresh tuna poke and macadamia mai tais to sip on. The restaurant's holiday hours are 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. 

    Midnights in Brooklyn is hosting a Fourth of July barbecue. They are featuring homemade jello shots and other food and drink specials. Their event is running from 1 p.m. unt. Additionally, they will have games and be sure to grab a seat on the rooftop to see the fireworks.

    Syndicated in Bushwick is fittingly showing the movie Independence Day on the Fourth of July. Tickets are priced at $4 and showtimes are at 6:20 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. They are featuring food and drink specials for the 4th that can be easily ordered from your seat.

    The Heights at the Arlo Nomad hotel is having a rooftop Fourth of July party. Tickets are priced at $70 which includes unlimited BBQ food as well as beer, wine and frose. They are offering an afternoon session from 2-5pm as well as an evening session from 6-9pm. NBC New York's Lauren Scala, gave her review of the Heights here.

    If you want to be on the water this holiday, head to the Brooklyn Barge’s Fourth of July party. Ticket prices start at $50 for standing room, which includes two drink tickets, and go up to $250 dollars, which includes dinner, drinks and a place to sit. 

    The William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn is hosting a party on the Fourth of July at its green space near the waterfront. Tickets cost a fitting $17.76. Burgers, fries, drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase from their food truck, Mister Dips.

    Dominique Ansel Kitchen is offering up a special Fourth of July treat. From July 1-4, you can get a slice of watermelon filled with watermelon soft serve ice cream and topped with chocolate watermelon “seeds” for $10. This is sure to be an Instagram-worthy dessert.

    If you’re in the mood for a picnic this holiday weekend, order a basket for $50 from Walter’s in Brooklyn. The picnic basket will feed two and have fried chicken, salads, root beer and brownies. The best thing about this picnic lunch is that all of the proceeds go to Hunger Free America.

    On July 2, Atlantic Social in Brooklyn is hosting a pig roast. Tickets are $25 for all you can eat and an additional $15 to make the event all you can drink. The event starts at noon.

    New Jersey

    Long Branch's 27th annual Oceanfest will take place Tuesday, July 4. The family-friendly event will run from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., according to the event's Facebook page. The day will feature musical performances, food vendors and be capped off with a fireworks display.

    There will be a kite flying competition outside of the Ocean City Music Pier this Fourth of July with entertainment and fireworks to follow. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. 

    The Annual Jersey City Fireworks and Freedom festival will be held in Exchange Place, a downtown section of Jersey City. The event has food trucks, games, live music and a beer garden. Be sure to bring chairs or a blanket for the fireworks display.




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    <![CDATA[Best Viewing Spots for Fourth of July Fireworks in NYC]]>Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:48:48 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fireworks+watch.jpg

    If you're looking for the best place to watch fireworks this year, you won't run out of options. 

    The "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" will once again return to the East River, making for great viewing spots across three of New York City's five boroughs. But there will also be some pretty great displays in other parts of the city and throughout the tri-state. 

    Despite all the options, revelers will face crowds as tens of thousands look to the skies. Here are some of the area's best places to see various fireworks displays:

    Brooklyn

    • Grand Ferry Park, Williamsburg: The waterfront park in Williamsburg may be a little far away from the top viewing locations for the Macy's fireworks, but you should still be able to see them from a distance away from the crowds. 

    Manhattan

    • FDR Drive: How often can you say you got to walk on the FDR? Public viewing will be set up along elevated portions of the FDR Drive. The lanes will be opened to the public around 7 p.m. with access at Houston, 23rd, 34th and 42nd streets.
      • East River Park, Lower East Side: The large park should be another great place to see the display.

      Queens

      • Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City: One of the few places in Queens to catch the fireworks, so get there early.

      New Jersey 

      • Hoboken, Weehawken and other towns: Get away from the New York City crowds, and still catch some great displays.



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        <![CDATA[10 Fourth of July Fireworks Shows to Catch in the Tri-State]]>Sun, 02 Jul 2017 08:40:04 -0500Macy's Fireworks display can be viewed around the city at 9:30 p.m. from different parks and rooftops in lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

        Looking for the best place to catch the show? We've got you covered.]]>
        Macy's Fireworks display can be viewed around the city at 9:30 p.m. from different parks and rooftops in lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

        Looking for the best place to catch the show? We've got you covered.]]>
        https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17152814816111-liverpool-sgt-peppers.jpg
        The Fourth of July just isn't the same without taking in a fireworks display. Here's a look at 10 fireworks displays to check out across the tri-state area.

        Photo Credit: Peter Byrne/PA via AP]]>
        <![CDATA[NYC Street Closures for the 2017 Fourth of July Fireworks]]>Tue, 04 Jul 2017 03:43:51 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/macys+fireworks2.jpg

        The following streets will be closed Tuesday for the Macy's Fouth of July fireworks show:

        MANHATTAN LOCATIONS

        • FDR Drive between Battery Park Underpass and East 63rd Street
        • South Street between Whitehall Street and Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place
        • FDR Drive Service Roads between Cherry Street and 63rd Street
        • Water Street between Whitehall Street and Fulton Street
        • Pearl Street between Fulton Street and Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place
        • Whitehall Street between Water Street and South Street
        • Broad Street between Water Street and South Street
        • Old Slip between Water Street and South Street
        • Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place between Pearl Street and South Street
        • Cherry Street between Jackson Street and FDR Drive
        • Delancey Street between Lewis Street and FDR Drive
        • East Houston Street between Baruch Place and FDR Drive
        • East 6th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
        • East 10th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
        • Avenue C between East 16th Street and East 20th Street
        • East 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
        • East 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
        • East 26th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
        • East 30th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
        • East 33rd Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue
        • East 34th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
        • East 37th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
        • East 38th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
        • East 41st Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
        • East 42nd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
        • East 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
        • East 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
        • East 53rd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
        BROOKLYN LOCATIONS
        • Area bounded by Atlantic Avenue on the South; Old Fulton Street on the North;
        • Hicks Street on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
        • Old Fulton Street between Hicks Street and Prospect Street
        • Cadman Plaza West between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
        • Front Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street
        • Water Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street
        QUEENS LOCATIONS 
        • Area bounded by 44th Drive on the North; Borden Avenue on the South; Vernon Boulevard on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
        • Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue
        • 2nd Street between Borden Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
        • Vernon Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
        • 54th Avenue between Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard




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          <![CDATA[Fourth of July Entertaining Ideas]]>Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:36:36 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/233*120/july+4.PNG

          Lifestyle Expert Margaret Josephs stops by with easy and affordable ideas for your 4th of July party.]]>
          <![CDATA[Macy's 2016 Fireworks Spectacular in Pictures]]>Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:16:03 -0500https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Bognar+3.jpgMore than a million spectators in New York City braved a light sprinkle of rain as they watched Macy's annual July Fourth fireworks display. The nearly 30-minute-long show Monday featured dazzling blues, reds and whites among other colors from the more than 56,000 pyrotechnic shells launched from barges in the East River.]]>